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At Business Leaders for Michigan, we pride ourselves on developing strategies that are research-driven and fact-based. Our proposals and strategies are grounded in Michigan’s ongoing economic realities and aimed at bringing new vitality and competitiveness to our state. Our featured and most recent studies, reports and benchmarking websites are included below.

BLM 2Q 2019 economic forecast: Business leaders predict stable growth for Michigan, U.S.

Capital investment, job growth expected to remain stable over next 6–12 months but growing number see downturn ahead DETROIT— A […]

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Statewide business organizations share statement on budget negotiations

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Continuing Michigan’s momentum into the summer

We predicted it would be a productive May for Michigan, and it truly was. Within the first 6 months of […]

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Statement on auto no-fault insurance reform

Statement from Doug Rothwell, President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan: “Business Leaders for Michigan applauds Governor Gretchen Whitmer, […]

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5 things to know this month

May is set to be a significant month in shaping public policies that affect all of Michigan: 1.  The House and […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan applauds MSF approval of Jobs Ready Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Recognizing growing talent needs, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) engaged Public Sector Consultants to research and analyze […]

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BLM 1Q 2019 economic forecast: Majority of MI Business Leaders optimistic about state, U.S. economic strength

DETROIT— Optimism remains strong among Michigan’s business community, with most leaders anticipating continuing growth during the remainder of 2019. “Michigan’s […]

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If you build it, they will come.

If you build it, they will come. The start of baseball season is upon us, and so is a fresh […]

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Statewide business organizations announce partnership with Governor Whitmer aimed at shaping and approving “Michigan Reconnect” and “MI Opportunity Scholarship”   

LANSING, March 28, 2019 – Today, four major business organizations announced key support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing […]

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